Updated: November 18, 2019
If you struggle with emotional hunger — eating because you feel a certain way (like bored, stressed or angry) rather than eating to fulfill physical hunger — you’re not alone. A recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) revealed that just over a third of Americans reported eating unhealthy foods or eating too much when they’re stressed.1 But fear not: There are ways to avoid emotional eating and start practicing healthier habits.
Find out what emotional hunger is and healthy ways that may help you manage your emotions instead of turning to food when you’re not truly hungry. Read on for some of our top tips!